Join Date: May 2006
Location: Belvidere, N.J.
Low Fuel Warning Relay Mounting
I own a '68 RS/SS with the console mounted gauges and have a question as to the correct mounting of the low fuel warning relay. The existing one that's hooked up now is zip tied onto a small L shaped bracket that's mounted on one of the fuel gauge studs. It also has a light bulb socket built into it? This makes me feel that it's not the correct relay for a '68, since the '68's warning light is in the dash gauge housing. This relay might be for a '67 since the console gauges were not used in that year. Anyway, I'm replacing it with a new one because it's burned out and would like to find out if it's really supposed to mounted on a bracket or if it's just supposed to be wired to the fuel gauge studs and hang in the back of the assembly? I wonder if by having it mounted on one of the fuel gauge studs, it could cause problems like shorts? I have numerous booklets that show the console gauge assembly and all the wiring but they don't show the low fuel warning relay on them. Any info that I could get on the correct mounting of this relay would be greatly appreciated.
'68 RS/SS Camaro, 350 c.i./400 hp, Thumper Cam, Hurst shifter, Muncie M-21, Pypes 2 1/2" H-pipe w/Vilator Mufflers, 18" Rushforth Battery Wheels